|"The Days Beyond Today" - A New Musical To Have Industry Presentations on May 24 & 25 at Theater 555|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:27 pm EDT 05/17/23|
|ERIC KREBS AND MICHAEL ROBERTS
INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS OF
"THE DAYS BEYOND TODAY"
A NEW MUSICAL
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY MICHAEL ROBERTS
STORY BY SHANNON HUNT & MICHAEL ROBERTS
DIRECTED BY ERIC KREBS
FEATURING: DALE BADWAY, ANNE BRUMMEL, NIKITA BURSHTEYN, ANDREW ROBIN CEKALA, KATIE EMERSON, ANYA FOX, ROSEMARY LOAR,
TROY RUCKER & KATHY VOYTKO
THEATER 555 (555 WEST 42ND STREET)
WEDNESDAY MAY 24 AT 5:00PM
THURSDAY, MAY 25 AT 3:00PM & 7:30PM
New York, NY (5/17/22) – Producer Eric Krebs and Michael Roberts today announce industry presentations of "The Days Beyond Today," a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Roberts (Golf: The Musical, Goldstein), directed by Mr. Krebs. The presentations will be held at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street), on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:00pm and Thursday, May 25 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. For reservations and further information, industry should email Boxoffice@theater555.com.
It's 1966 and London is swinging. Into this world of artists and hedonists comes Helen on her fortieth birthday, direct from a privileged Long Island life. Amid the swingers and the highflyers, the musicians and the pleasure seekers, Helen seeks to discover her right place in The Days Beyond Today.
The cast includes Dale Badway, Anne Brummel, Nikita Burshteyn, Andrew Robin Cekala, Katie Emerson, Anya Fox, Rosemary Loar, Troy Rucker, and Kathy Voytko. The stage manager is Christine Viega. Co-music directors are Michael Roberts and Mark T Evans. Casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting.
Michael Roberts is the creator of the hit Off-Broadway comedy Golf: The Musical. Golf was revived Off-Broadway twice, and has played in 25 US states, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Canada, and Scotland. Roberts wrote the score for The Fartiste (Winner: Best Musical-N.Y. Int'l Fringe Festival). The show transferred Off-Broadway, and in concert at London's Charing Cross Theatre. The musical comedy Greed: A Musical For Our Times, was produced at New World Stages, starring Stephanie D'Abruzzo. Other Off- Broadway productions include the musical Goldstein (Nom: Off Broadway Alliance Award), starring Megan McGinnis and Julie Benko. Roberts was staff composer the Emmy-award-winning sitcom "Remember WENN" on AMC. As pianist and music director, he has collaborated with Rupert Holmes, Betty Buckley, Kerry Butler, Leslie Gore, Lou Christie, Bobby Sherman, Bobby Rydell, and Herman's Hermits. Roberts is President of The American Songbook Association.
Eric Krebs, whose theatrical career spans more than 50 years, has worked as a producer, a theater founder and operator, a college professor and occasionally as a performer. In 1974 he founded the George Street Playhouse regional theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, now in its 49th year. He built and operated Off-Broadway's John Houseman Theater Center and Douglas Fairbanks Theater for over 20 years. Most recently he renovated and became the operator of a 160-seat Off-Broadway Theater, reopening it as Theater555, 555 West 42 Street in New York City. Off-Broadway he has produced more than 50 plays and musicals. On Broadway he produced: Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home (Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event), Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues (nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical) and Electra (nominated for 3 Tony Awards). In April 2007, he performed his own 90-minute adaptation of King Lear, a one person presentation entitled Considering Lear. In the fall of 2016, he performed My Father's Voice, a solo presentation of his father's letters from the Ellis Island Prison and the War in the Pacific, 1938-1945. Mr. Krebs recently retired after 50 years as a professor of theater arts at Baruch College, City University of New York, where he continued a career as an educator that began in 1969 at Rutgers University (37 years) in New Jersey, where he is professor emeritus.
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